Older and more vulnerable people are being encouraged to get their spring booster vaccine to give them added protection against Covid-19.

Following guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI), a second booster is being offered to people aged 75 and over, older adults in residential care, and anyone aged 12 and over who is immunosuppressed or has a weakened immune system.

Adults can have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, while eligible 12 to 18 year olds will be offered the Pfizer vaccine.

John Denley, Wolverhampton’s Director of Public Health, said: “With Covid-19 case numbers remaining high, it is really important that those eligible for their booster come forward when they are invited to do so.

“We know that the vaccine provides the best protection against serious illness from Covid-19, and that immunity from previous jabs wanes after time, so please get boosted as soon as you are able to.”

Those eligible for the booster will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Once invited, they will be able to book their appointment online via NHS or by calling 119.

Meanwhile, all 5 to 11 year olds with no underlying health conditions are now eligible for 2 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Each vaccine is a third of the dose given to older children and adults, and will be administered 12 weeks apart. Appointments can be booked online via NHS or by calling 119.